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Mormon Bishop Takes on Mugger With Samurai Sword
Metro ^ | Wednesday 24 Apr 2013

Posted on 04/24/2013 12:21:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Mormon bishop was the unlikely hero after stopping a mugging near his home using a 29-inch high carbon steel Samurai sword.

Kent Hendrix, a fourth-degree black belt martial arts instructor, came to his neighbour’s aid when she was attacked outside her property in Salt Lake City.

After being woken up by his 14-year-old son, who had witnessed the attack on Tuesday, the bishop grabbed the weapon he usually trains with before running outside.

The 35-year-old victim was knocked to the ground as she left home for work by a man who had been stalking her. He took her keys and attempted to gain entry to her property. She ran down the street for help before a barefooted Mr Hendrix came to her aid, armed with his trusty samurai sword, and confronted the man.

‘His eyes got as big as saucers and he kind of gasped and jumped back,’ he explained. ‘He’s probably never had anyone draw a sword on him before.’

The suspect fled the scene in his car but not before the brave bishop memorised his number plate and picked up the lip balm he had dropped.

‘I yelled at him, “I’ve got your DNA and I’ve got your license plate: You are so done”,’ he said.

The suspect, 37-year-old Grant Eggersten, turned himself in an hour later and was charged with robbery, attempted burglary, trespassing and violation of a stalking injunction.

‘That kind of thing doesn’t happen every day,’ Hendrix said. ‘Our neighborhood is a pretty quiet place.

‘Some people have bats they go to – I have my sword.’


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: martialarts; samurai

1 posted on 04/24/2013 12:21:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Don`t mess with the Banzai Bishop!


2 posted on 04/24/2013 12:23:35 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: nickcarraway

Dude totally looks like Glenn Beck.


3 posted on 04/24/2013 12:24:29 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: nickcarraway

4 posted on 04/24/2013 12:24:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway
Did he say: "In the end... THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!"?
5 posted on 04/24/2013 12:24:59 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Glenn Beck with a Katana!!!

Shikin haramitsu daikomyo Glenn!!! HAI!


6 posted on 04/24/2013 12:26:34 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: nickcarraway

Outrageous over-the-top comic book series coming in 3.....2.....1......


7 posted on 04/24/2013 12:26:53 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bunkerhill7

This would make Ann Barnhardt smile.


8 posted on 04/24/2013 12:28:49 PM PDT by timeflies
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To: dfwgator

And now another exciting episode of Samurai Morman Bishop


9 posted on 04/24/2013 12:30:18 PM PDT by xp38
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To: nickcarraway

Ban all swords...


10 posted on 04/24/2013 12:31:31 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: dfwgator

Samuria Deli is the best of them

Remember Buck Henry?


11 posted on 04/24/2013 12:32:09 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: nickcarraway
‘I yelled at him, “I’ve got your DNA and I’ve got your license plate:

Sounds like something Hillary would say to one of Bill's girl friends.

12 posted on 04/24/2013 12:33:16 PM PDT by dragonblustar ($3.50)
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To: WomBom

Loved “Samurai Night Fever.”


13 posted on 04/24/2013 12:33:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Mugger will sue this guy for Felony Menacing....


14 posted on 04/24/2013 12:36:59 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: nickcarraway

This guy and Gunny (”Mail Call”, the Discovery Channel) should do a show together.


15 posted on 04/24/2013 12:44:31 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: nickcarraway

See? Nobody needs a firearm! Forget Jibbering Joe’s shotgun nonsense, get a double-bladed samurai sword, a twelve gauge. If you hear someone outside, go out onto the deck and wave around both blades...if he’s at the door, stab both blades through the door!


16 posted on 04/24/2013 12:44:58 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: nickcarraway

I wish the good Bishop had split the perp down the middle.


17 posted on 04/24/2013 12:47:12 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Ramius

Ping!


18 posted on 04/24/2013 12:48:29 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: MarineBrat
I wish the good Bishop had split the perp down the middle.

That would certainly provide a DNA sample ...

19 posted on 04/24/2013 12:49:42 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: nickcarraway
Keyword Samurai
20 posted on 04/24/2013 12:58:33 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

:)


21 posted on 04/24/2013 12:58:40 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: nickcarraway

(with apologies to the Doobie Brothers)

But every day there’s a new thing comin’
The ways of an Oriental view
The bishop and his buddies
With his samurai sword
That mugger he was lucky that he wasn’t run through.


22 posted on 04/24/2013 1:02:45 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: nickcarraway

“Whata we do, Sarge? We got two identical half-suspects.”


23 posted on 04/24/2013 1:04:49 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Ramius; 300winmag; IrishCatholic; lookout88; Wpin; spetznaz; Smokin' Joe; HungarianGypsy; neb52; ...

Sword ping!!!!!


24 posted on 04/24/2013 1:09:55 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thanks!

Swords continue to be underrated as a self defense option. I’ll keep my guns too of course, but few things say “howdy!” like the glint of a long piece of shiny carbon steel. Not many perps will continue to want to mess with you once it comes out.


25 posted on 04/24/2013 1:17:42 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: nickcarraway

BILL: I know this is a ridiculous question before I ask, but you by any chance haven’t kept up with your swordplay?

BUDD: Hell, I pawned that years ago.

BILL: You pawned a Hattori Hanzo sword?

BUDD: Yep.

BILL: It was priceless.

BUDD: Not in El Paso it ain’t. In El Pso I got me 250 Dollars for it.


26 posted on 04/24/2013 1:27:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: nickcarraway

It is a good think the woman who was assaulted didn’t live next door to a Mennonite


27 posted on 04/24/2013 2:09:08 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Fai Mao

Or a Quaker. Or an empty lot.


28 posted on 04/24/2013 2:10:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: WomBom

I liked Chevy Chase’s “Weekend Update” after the “Samurai Deli” skit.

From memory...

“Character actor Buck Henry had his head cut by a samurai sword from a drug crazed incoherent John Belushi.”


29 posted on 04/24/2013 2:13:39 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Ramius
Swords continue to be underrated as a self defense option. I’ll keep my guns too of course, but few things say “howdy!” like the glint of a long piece of shiny carbon steel. Not many perps will continue to want to mess with you once it comes out.

At close quarters, a good sword has some advantages: you don't have to worry about stray bullets hitting innocents, plus you have more control over how bad you're going to hurt the guy (take a thin slice off, or gut him like a trout).

30 posted on 04/24/2013 2:13:52 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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31 posted on 04/24/2013 2:21:29 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: nickcarraway
A good bunch to have as neighbors, especially No. 3 from the left (Kyuzo, the master swordsman, played by Seiji Miyaguchi, who, ironically, is killed by a matchlock. (Seven Samurai)).


32 posted on 04/24/2013 2:24:00 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: allmendream

Back when it was good


33 posted on 04/24/2013 3:25:59 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: WomBom

Even then it was hit or miss.

The first time “the Bees” were funny was when the joke was that they were NOT funny.

“Well Mr. Big TV star. You have highly paid award winning writers to make YOU funny. We have this!” John Belushi tugging at his Bee costume.


34 posted on 04/24/2013 3:28:10 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: nickcarraway
Kent Hendrix, a fourth-degree black belt martial arts instructor,...

A 4th Dan and the best he can do is come up with some Chapstick?

The qualifiers must be a lot easier than what I went thru.

35 posted on 04/25/2013 12:16:46 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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